Curriculum and School Improvement


Advanced Career

Nine pathways that combine college-ready academics with hands-on, project-based assignments that spark students’ learning and interest in STEM careers. Each four-course AC pathway prepares students for advanced industry credentials and two- and four-year postsecondary credentials and degrees.

South Carolina schools delivering AC curricula during 2018-19:

  • Aerospace Engineering: 7 schools
  • Clean Energy Technology: 3 schools
  • Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 2 schools
  • Health Informatics: 1 school
  • Integrated Production Technologies: 2 schools
  • Teachers trained to date: 21>

Readiness Courses

Ready for High School Courses

Courses that help eighth- and ninth-graders master the literacy and math skills they need to complete a college-ready academic core and pursue challenging career pathway programs in high school. Ready for High School Literacy and Ready for High School Math can be offered in the eighth or ninth grades.

Number of South Carolina teachers who attended Ready for High School trainings in 2018-19:
Ready for High School Literacy: 8
Ready for High School Math: 3

Ready for College Courses

Courses that help juniors and seniors master literacy and math skills before they transition from high school to postsecondary education and the workplace. In Literacy Ready, seniors develop and defend ideas from texts in diverse subject areas and write about those texts at a college level. Math Ready develops critical thinking and math reasoning skills and engages seniors in applying math to solve real-world problems.

Number of South Carolina teachers who attended Ready for College trainings in 2018-19:
Literacy Ready: 5
Math Ready: 1

Readiness Course Awards

SREB Ready Certified School – Platinum-Level Certification
Whale Branch Early College High School
Seabrook, South Carolina

Whale Branch Early College High School in Seabrook, South Carolina, was recognized as the first SREB Ready Certified School, Platinum Level, in July 2018. >

Making Schools Work

A school improvement process developed by SREB that engages K-12 educators and school leaders in identifying and studying problems of practice, implementing research-based solutions to those problems, and learning within a collaborative network of schools. Schools adopt Making Schools Work through designs for middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers.

South Carolina is a member of the Making Schools Work network. Sixty-one districts will participate in the network in 2018-19.

Advisory Council Member: Angel Malone, CATE director, Office of Career & Technology Education, South Carolina Department of Education

State Coordinator: Eleanor Glover Gladney, South Carolina Department of Education

Schools, districts and states contract with SREB to implement Making Schools Work and receive targeted school improvement services such as professional development, instructional coaching and technical assistance.

Six South Carolina districts contracted with SREB for direct services in 2018-19.

SREB will deliver 43 days of on-site coaching and on-site professional development in these districts.

Fourteen South Carolina technology centers contracted with SREB for direct services in 2018-19.>